“Jeff provided consultation, design, general oversight, and worked closely with the contractors to implement all detail work involved in the remodel of our dining room, master bedroom and bathroom of our vintage home. I originally “discovered” Jeff from an article he wrote for a magazine on home lighting. My husband and I had a design consultation. We were so impressed and comfortable with Jeff as a design visionary and his solid technical knowledge; we decided to engage Jeff to design and orchestrate our remodel.
Our experience with Jeff and his team, as well as the contractors was a pleasurable collaboration. Before starting demolition, he and his team made sure all necessary items had been ordered, and arranged for ordering tile, lighting, rugs, plumbing etc. far enough ahead of time that, once the project was started, we would not be waiting around for this or that to arrive. The detailed master calendar he produced put this all down in one place for everyone including us: movers to move furniture into other rooms, time for the contractor to lay temporary floors to protect our historic wooden floors, arrangements for when and how long each trade would need to be there.
The amount of work that went in to just this aspect was incredible, but it made everything run like clockwork and even allowed time for unexpected add-on work, inevitable in a 90 year old home undergoing major renovation. As each segment of work was completed, the calendar displayed in our hallway was updated and we knew what was next. Any time a new decision was required, such as time to confirm a paint color or a tile sample, Jeff had us and everyone involved together to make the decision. Before work started, we had a walk through the house with the general contractor and the subcontractors and got to meet them all and ask questions. This meant we already knew who would be in our home and made us feel like everyone was on the same page and understood the design plan not just their part of it. We can’t say enough about how well Jeff gets everyone organized and focused.
Long story short, the results were amazing; we feel like he worked amazing upgrades into the style and esthetics of our home, making it new but making it a real 1920’s masterpiece at the same time. We would do it all over again. We are using the remodeled rooms in a new way because they are not only beautiful, they are more functional. We are grateful to Jeff and his team for giving us inviting and gorgeous spaces, with quality craftsmanship, and orchestrating this big remodel so that it ran smoothly. Jeff is just super to work with. His impeccable design reflected what we wanted, he has the technical ability and organization to make it happen, and also is a true client advocate.”
“Long story short: The word ‘amazing’ doesn’t even begin to describe the interior design job that they created for our house.
We had used Jeff Sheats and his team for a remodel of our 25 year old farmhouse back in early 2013, and after the stellar job they did we had no hesitation in calling him again to work on the new extension to our house. The main focus of the new extension was to replace our ancient closet-sized master bathroom with something spacious and beautiful, add some his-and-hers closets, and a large, quiet new master bedroom away from the noise of a busy 2 year old.
We knew Jeff had a good indication of our tastes from the previous project he had worked on, but we were still astonished when we turned up at the design brief to find that Jeff and his team had absolutely nailed our preferences. We arrived in his studio to a table full of drawings, fabrics, tile and paint samples, photographs and mockups of a design that really represented our tastes. Looking back – I don’t think we changed a single suggestion that the team made, everything worked perfectly for our tastes from paint colors to drapery to fixture choices. Everything.
Once work began Jeff and his team were involved regularly to ensure the builders were sticking to the detailed construction plans and schedules for lighting, plumbing, and electrical placement and that the ground-up build was going to ensure the interior design plans were followed. Jeff made minor tweaks as the subcontractors worked for things you would not even consider unless you had experience of projects like this – adjusting a door swing or a switch a few inches one way so that once the design is finished everything just flows beautifully.
A critical point for us is that we’re expecting our second baby, and it was essential that we be moved back into the house long before number two is due to arrive. Jeff’s detailed project management ensured we were back in when we were supposed to be, and we always had clear expectations of when things were happening. It’s the attention to detail that sets him apart.
So – what were the results like?
Phenomenal. The bathroom Jeff and his team designed our master bath suite that is more luxurious than any upscale hotel or spa bathroom I’ve ever been in. It is like stepping into a sanctuary. The new master bedroom is exactly as I specified – pitch black at night and completely quiet. The new modular closets give us a huge amount of well-organized space. The changes to the rest of the house have completely transformed it: New herringbone floor tile in the mudroom, an amazing powder room, upgraded auxiliary baths and new drapery in the living room that really ties the rooms together. All the design elements from the moment you walk into the house bring a flow right through the entire space. “Delighted” is a complete understatement.”
“Better than we ever anticipated. I was an interior design major and usually do my own but was struggling with resources and time. Found Jeff on Angie’s List and was very impressed with his prompt response and professionalism. I contacted him about just doing the master bedroom but after meeting with him and his staff and learning of his endless amount of resources and experience, we contracted his company to do lots more. Jeff and his staff made the whole process so much fun and easy that we never had to worry about any of the details. Once the project began, he oversaw the subs and all the work and I have never seen so much attention to detail in all my experience with contractors! He kept the project on schedule (even with a few unforeseen hiccups due to the age of our home). My only complaint is that the rest of our home that we did not update is just crying for Jeff’s touch and we look forward to working with him again soon.”
“We hired Jeff Sheats and his team to do a remodel of our new Indianapolis condo while we were based 500 miles away. We are very detailed and have worked with excellent designers previously. Bottom line: we love our new home and are very pleased with the services received. Why? Jeff is an outstanding designer. He and his team know how to listen to clients and their needs. He also has a great network of professional and knowledgeable contractors – a sometimes overlooked, but essential component. His attention to lighting is amazing – and works to stage what follows. His response time to inquiries is excellent. High quality desired? Jeff Sheats Designs will produce.”
“It was time for our 2 children who were sharing a room to have their own rooms. It was also time to update our home since it looked lot like it did when we moved into it 15 years earlier – we made no modifications to what the original owner left and we were still using furniture we had used prior to getting married. I searched locally for an interior designer to help us with our cause. After researching a few, I have to say that I was quite impressed by Jeff Sheats and his crew. Their vision of what could be done to the home was directly in line with my thoughts and hopes.
My husband and I lead very busy lives with our work. With our work schedules and Our children’s busy with activities and school work, we had no time or opportunity to do all that was needed to update our home. Jeff Sheats and his assistants did that for us. They made the whole metamorphosis of our home so easy. We are ready to work with them again. The results of our home are astounding and worth it. I would recommend Jeff Sheats Designs to anyone.”
“Recently relocated after my divorce, I couldn’t wait to build my own custom town home. It was after that initial meeting that it was clear that I had no idea what I had signed up for and I was in fact drowning quickly knowing the second and “final” selection meeting with the builder was only 2 weeks away. It was at that point that I was thrown what would become my lifeline – Jeff Sheats Designs (JSD).
Referred by a trusted business associate, I contacted Jeff for a brief introductory phone conversation. Within minutes, unbeknownst to me at the time, Jeff had grasped the vision of what I truly wanted. Jeff put together a base design palette of materials and colors that began the transformation of my vision into reality: unique, with a slight Asian contemporary style, and a soft masculine feel.
After our first meeting I was totally confident that hiring JSD was my salvation and, in effect, I turned the entire project over to them. This included working directly with the builder to ensure that the envisioned design was achieved correctly and on schedule. I provided JSD with a specific budget to work within, I was provided with timely updates, and anytime important deviations or issues with the builder arose. I had neither the time nor knowledge to manage the completion of the punch list and I knew that my fellow neighbors were struggling to get their punch items completed and were getting worn down. Again I leveraged the talents at JSD for this task.
During this time, the JSD team was also putting together an extraordinary interior design plan which was presented to me at their studio. It was a stunning transformation that left me speechless. Needless to say, visitors to my home were extremely impressed with the unique design, materials, and flow from room to room; I felt pride of ownership.
There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that engaging JSD has been one of the best, if not THE best, decision I ever made. I have never questioned or doubted that decision and look forward to working with them in the future, regardless of my location.”
“The team of Jeff Sheats Designs, Inc. has worked with me multiple times over the past 9 years. Working with them is fun and enjoyable. From the practical to the innovative Jeff Sheats presents a sensitive and personal touch for interior design needs. No small detail is overlooked and yet there is always a comprehensive view of your project.
Jeff Sheats and team provided comprehensive interior design services for my condo located in a 90 year old building in downtown Indianapolis. Services included painting, updating and restructuring of the electrical, selection of innovative lighting for bedroom and kitchen, selection and recover for living room and dining room chairs, original design of an étagère and development of a coordinated scheme for art work and sculpture throughout the condo. The creativity and attention to detail provided by Jeff and team were amazing. All details were checked and double checked with me to ensure accuracy. When uncertain re what I wanted I was given multiple options to explore choices. Response to questions and concerns was always timely. Comprehensive services ranged from the practical attention for light switches to the complexity of installing complex and unusual lighting. As an art lover I appreciated the resources for framing and display construction available in Indianapolis. Any client should consider themselves fortunate to utilize such talent for their interior design needs.”
“We sold our house in less than 3 hours from posting the listing!!! I am confident that it was because of the professional design provided by Jeff Sheats Designs. The buyers even wanted to purchase our furniture to keep the design intact. We are so excited to work with you at our next house! You’ll be hearing from us very soon.”
“After living in our new home for almost two years, my husband and I realized that maximizing our home’s potential would require professional help. I visited Jeff Sheats Design web site; inspired by his fabulous portfolio, I immediately scheduled a consultation. Jeff made a visit and we discussed a vision and style for our public spaces and master retreat. Completing the in-depth “It’s You” survey helped focus our design direction and goals and, finally, the project was begun.
My first visit to his studio is one of my favorite memories of the entire project. On a dreary November day we met to review textiles, furniture, art and accessories. Jeff had clearly completely understood our design aesthetic and goals, he had prepared an amazing presentation that made our personal style concrete.
Throughout the process Jeff was very focused on reflecting our personal style. He coordinated and supervised painters and installers to ensure the highest quality of workmanship. From start to finish Jeff exceeded our expectations – we absolutely love the result!”